Suma Root Products
This fascinating plant is known to South Americans as ‘Brazilian Ginseng’ even though it doesn’t have any genetic resemblance to the Ginseng family. Following on from this nick name Indigo Herbs brings our Suma Root Powder to the forefront as one of the most beneficial adaptogenic Amazonian plants on the market. Suma is also called ‘para toda’, meaning ‘for all things’, which is in direct relation to this plants ability to help a multifaceted range of bodily complaints.
It’s no wonder that the Amazonian peoples have been using this plant for thousands of years to help keep their bodies healthy. It has even been reported to be taken by the Russian Olympic team to help them build energy, increase endurance and muscle mass. This is no surprise since the Suma root contains within it an array of vitamins, minerals, electrolytes to help with water retention and 19 amino acids for muscle development. The Suma plant has been a focus for medical researchers wishing to understand the vast chemical components held within and its ability to help maintain a healthy body.
The Suma plant grows into a bush and then topples over to grow as a vine that travels across the ground of the Brazilian rainforest. Leaves are long, dark green and tough whilst the flowers are very small, white, and grow on individual stalks. The rambling root system is complex and can grow to a very large lateral size.